|08-10-2012, 10:09 PM||#16|
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Ya that was my newb thinking when I upgraded the 23c's, glad someone is in agreement.
"When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle." - Elizabeth West
|08-10-2012, 11:41 PM||#18|
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Some theories being thrown around that wider tires are equally as fast rolling and actually require less energy.
The drawback is aero drag. They don't cut as clean an aero profile, thus pro's are still riding slightly narrow tires or trying to find a happy medium between super skinny and rock hard psi and fatter with lower psi for some comfort.
Zinn has written a couple articles on Velonews about this.
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